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... is the capital of Kenya, the the largest city in East Africa and the main transport hub for the region.

It is a pretty hectic place these days, with remnants of a more genteel past being now well concealed behind the realities of sprawling modern capital.

The majority of our guests are keen to get through Nairobi as quickly as possible. However, inconvenient flight timings often make it necessary to overnight, in which case it may be best to simply stay out near the airport.

Ole Sereni Hotel ... is a conventional square hotel set back from the main highway close to the international airport and overlooking Nairobi National Park.

If you have a little more time on your hands, then options in or near the quiet suburb of Karen to the southwest may be more attractive, especially since it provides access to the Langatta Giraffe Sanctuary and the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.

Giraffe Manor ... is the best known and arguably the most upmarket option in Karen, a wonderful old mansion where you can feed giraffes by hand without even going outside.

Macushla House ... is a small owner-run guesthouse, a much lower cost option in this Karen area.

Nairobi Tented Camp ... is actually inside Nairobi National Park and offers more of a safari experience, but can be used as a base from which to explore Karen.

The Emakoko ... is a pleasant and rather upmarket lodge set alongside the much quieter southern boundary of Nairobi National Park, from which it is also easy to explore Karen and surrounding areas.

If you want to access the city centre, perhaps for business, then there is a good range of international standard hotels, as well as a few with a little more character ...

Fairview Hotel ... is our usual first choice in central Nairobi, a Colonial Era property which retains a reasonable level of authenticity at a reasonable price.

Norfolk Hotel ... is the most famous Colonial Era hotel in the city, centre for some historic episodes, but which we find rather disappointing and overpriced these days.

Nairobi is usually combined in trips with popular safari areas around Kenya including Masai Mara, Amboseli, Chyulu Hills, Meru, Laikipia North and Samburu, as well as parts of the Kenyan Coast.

The city is also commonly used to access parts of Tanzania, notably Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mount Kilimanjaro and the Tanzania Coast.
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